Four Arrested in Slaying of Texas Couple Near Church

Four Arrested in Slaying of Texas Couple Near Church

Staff Report
The Associated Press

WOODVILLE, Texas (AP) - Four ex-relatives of an East Texas man have been accused of killing him and his new wife as he sought custody of his 5-year-old daughter.

The Tyler County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday said the suspects formerly were related to Nathan Bradley Maddox of Zavalla. Maddox and his wife, Krystal, were gunned down Jan. 18 outside a church after a supervised visit with his daughter.

A grand jury Tuesday indicted Maddox's ex-wife Kristen Westfall, her parents Letha and Paul Westfall, and her brother, Cameron Westfall. Chief Deputy Phil Ryan says the Westfalls are jailed on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity leading to killings during a custody dispute.

Letha Westfall had custody of her granddaughter, who's now with Child Protective Services.

No attorneys were listed for the Westfalls.